A U.S. service member was killed and another was wounded in an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, military officials said. The service member has not been identified. This was the sixth American to be killed in Afghanistan this year.
“The sacrifice of our service member, who volunteered for a mission to Afghanistan to protect his country, is a tragic loss for all who knew and all who will now never know him,” said Gen. Scott Miller, who assumed command of NATO forces in Afghanistan on Sunday.
The military statement said the wounded service member was in a stable condition but gave no further details, saying their name would be withheld until after next of kin were notified.